April 7, 2014 by shitpetesays
It’s certainly a great win but what still remains unknown is if Japan will adhere to this ruling. Will they stop the slaughter? I know Sea Shepherd will not be deterred, they’ll continue the good fight and will ensure the Japanese are exposed (and stopped) if they dare continue their barbaric, illegal activities.
So recently the Australian government won a landmark international court case to ban Japanese whaling. While whaling will continue, the international courts have ruled that hunting of cetaceans in the Southern Ocean of the Antarctic is to end. On the face of it, this is a wonderful, noble cause for the Australian government to back. The unnecessary hunting of the gentle ocean mammals is abhorrent, and has no foundation – for scientific reasons or otherwise.
Dig a little deeper, though, and this court cases smacks of hypocrisy of the highest order. While calling for the world to ban the Japanese from whaling, they continue in their cull of sharks perceived to be hazardous to human life. While no Great Whites have as yet been caught and killed, if and when they are, this could pose a major problem for the species. Great whites take a long time to reach sexual…
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